There are lots of ways to redirect a domain to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you've developed a site through some on-line service that provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you will achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com will be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is very important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and working email addresses with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes additional configuration may be required with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records provided you have a Linux hosting with our company. We'll provide you with an easy-to-use CP where you could view all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Setting up a CNAME record requires a few easy steps - pick the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, then just click on the Save button. The procedure is as basic as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. That way, you will have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you can set up a private URL for company e-mails, and more. If you feel unsure about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally only a mouse click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually seems a challenging task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide, is very simple to use. If you would like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you need to do will be to select the domain name or subdomain you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite easy and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be completely active and within several hours it's going to propagate worldwide. If you're not sure what you have to do, we've prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.